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Anchor Cottage Freshwater Decor Decorating Store

For absolutely everything "Freshwater Decor" head to Anchor Cottage. Located in Uptown Suttons Bay Michigan, Anchor Cottage carries Pine Cone Hill bedding, Dash & Albert rugs, Emma Bridgwater tabletop, Crabtree & Evelyn bubble bath. Gifts and antiques with a nautical flair. We do special orders and shipping all over the United States. E-mail us at shop@anchorcottage.net. Can't wait to hear from you!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Cheese Shop Sandwiches

The Village Cheese Shanty is a sandwich shop located down in Fishtown. 199 West River Street, Leland Michigan, to be exact. 

For my friends and family it is our favorite go to for Pretzel Bread sandwiches to take to the beach! 

They offer, call ahead and quick pick up, which beats waiting in line. We have the menu posted at the Holler for all to order from when we are on the way to Good Harbor for the day. 

Yesterday, I was on my way to an appointment, and stopped to do a quick pickup of my pre-ordered favorites! It was 12:30 and crowded! So I parked where I parked! Ran in, paid and ran out, total of four minuets time.

Then a thought occurred to me! Why not have a designated Cheese Shop parking spot? 5 minuets for those of you that call ahead for your sandwich. 

It seems that the other major draws, into Fish Town, have a parking spot or two, so why not the Village Cheese Shanty? 

Check out the menu on line; www.villagecheeseshanty.com.


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Eight More Days!

Found on pinterest.
Summer is just around the corner! This porch speaks of warmer days to come. Love the chandelier and the aqua paint color around the door. 

Not sure who posted this photo on pinterest. 
These cookies are the cutest and would make a fun hostess gift!

It's A Wonderful Palmetto Life : Photo
It's A Wonderful Palmetto Life
We see this typical piece of furniture in the old cottages. Sure fixes up, nicely, to a small bar area for entertaining. 

pretty French blue and white bedding...trapunto stitched duvet, matelasse quilt ruffles... *THE ESSENCE OF THE GOOD LIFEâ„¢* Ralph Lauren
This bed is so pretty, light and fluffy! 

Farmhouse Fourth Of July In The Dining Room
Flag Day today.

 We are barreling into July and I can't wait for summer time fun! 

Monday, June 4, 2018

Rainy Day Finds

How did I know it was a Crabtree & Eveyln soap dish?

Packed up the big white truck with the husband and the dog, in the pouring rain, and took them for a tri-county drive on a dismal Sunday afternoon. 

In our travels we found the sweetest pieces, for the shop. 

This cookie jar is adorable! 

Good, clean furniture is hard to find, and we scored a few fine tables here and there. 

Sweet lines and nice finish on this dinning table. 

Great accent tables to paint any color in the book! 

For some reason the roosters keep coming into the shop, this season, must mean something.

After a road trip we always get a pizza! Even Benny has a slice!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Fresh And Pink

Chinoiserie Chic: One Room Challenge: The Reveal
Chinoiserie Chic
Quick dabs of pink, as you walk in the door, brightens up your day from the get go!

antique chinoiserie wallpaper illustration digital download
The touches of coral/pink, in this antique wallpaper print, is just the right amount of pink accent in a room.

Pink Bedroom - Beata Heuman and Emily Senior (houseandgarden.co.uk) Chair fabric is Kashmira in Azure from the Echo Heirloom India Collection by Baker Lifestyle.
Here is a pink paint color, on the walls, that I can live with. It is more of a neutral than a pink!

Good morning my fab friends! I have a little spring soirée on the brain and in planning, I decided to order this #chinoiserie set of…
These pink cookie flowers, in a Double Happiness jar, make me smile!

Matelasse  and wide stripes
Matelasse and wide stripes
I love the pink and white, all I would add is a blue and white, Chinese lamp next to the bed.
Fresh and pink!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Good Morning Pat Custer Denison

These Emma Bridgewater coco mugs have been on my mind for quite a while! I finally put an order in after a three year drought.

Now I wish I had ordered more! Forgot how much I love her dishes. The colors are so rich. 

I tell my customers to only buy what they love and here you go, my favorites all in a row! Money's roosters, black sheep from West Virginia and Emma Bridgewater dishes from Stoke on Trent, England. 

Pink Pansies half pint mugs and a teapot.

Bear with Brown Trout along side french bowls and 8" plates for your cupcakes. 

Which one to chose? Emma has great transfers, the colors are so bright and true. 

Plates by Big Tomato and a little creamer I "Found". 

That was a lot of work, unpacking all the pieces of transfer ware from across the pond.  Time for tea Timothy!

Now I need a nap!

New new new in the shop and more coming by the truck loads!

Christmas in May!


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